Scores

Final

St Francis (PA) 57

(6-23, 5-13 NEC)

Sacred Heart 72

(14-17, 8-10 NEC)

    12:00 PM ET, February 25, 2012

    William H. Pitt Center, Fairfield, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    SFU 25 3257
    SHU 28 4472

    Top Performers

    St. Francis (PA): A. Ervin 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Sacred Heart: S. Gibson 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Sacred Heart 72, St. Francis (Pa.) 57

    Associated Press

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Shane Gibson scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half to lead Sacred Heart over St. Francis (Pa.) 72-57 on Saturday.

    The Pioneers (14-17, 8-10 Northeast Conference) trailed 22-21 before ending the first half on a 7-5 run. Justin Swidowski's dunk with 22 seconds left sent Sacred Heart into halftime up 28-25.

    After Saint Francis' Scott Eatherton made the first basket of the second half, 22 seconds in, the Pioneers pulled away.

    Gibson scored eight points during Sacred Heart's 13-4 run to go up 41-31 with 16:32 to play.

    The Pioneers shot 59.3 percent (16 of 27) in the second half after both teams struggled in the first, going just 2 of 12 from the field to open the game.

    Stan Dulaire added 17 points for the Pioneers, who open the NEC Tournament against top-seeded LIU-Brooklyn Thursday.

    Anthony Ervin scored 20 in the Terriers' (6-22, 5-12) season finale.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SFU
    SHU
    Points 57 72
    FG Made-Attempted 21-43 (.488) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 12-13 (.923)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 17

    2011-12 Season

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